Everythingness: An Inspiring Journey of Mingyur Rinpoche
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Our team is committed to creating a feature film about the cinematic journey of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a famous Buddhist teacher, who inspires love, mindfulness, and self-discovery. By supporting our crowdfunding campaign, you can help us bring Mingyur Rinpoche's inspiring story to the big screen. Your contribution will not only help us make a movie, but also spread Rinpoche’s unique experience to a wider audience.
Our Mission
"Everythingness" is an awe-inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of mindfulness and compassion. Our international production team, with the support of Mingyur Rinpoche himself, is committed to capturing the essence of his teachings and experiences with authenticity and depth. Through breathtaking cinematography and compelling storytelling, we aim to share Rinpoche's message of love, compassion, and mindfulness with audiences around the world.

Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Paul McLay, this feature film follows Rinpoche as he confronts his mortality and emerges with newfound wisdom and compassion. The stunning locations in North India and Nepal serve as the backdrop for this cinematic experience, inviting audiences to witness Rinpoche's courageous exploration of fear, death, and the ultimate nature of reality.
"Everythingness" is a film that will leave a lasting impression on audiences. Whether you're a fan of spiritual and personal growth stories, or simply someone looking for a captivating and meaningful film, this is a project you won't want to miss.
The powerful journey of Mingyur Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher, is an inspiration for overcoming life's challenges.
Dear Friends,

I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming movie project ‘Everythingness’ based on my retreat journey and book, ‘In Love With The World’.

In working with film director, Paul McLay and his professional team, I have witnessed their dedication, passion, and commitment to bringing this story to life on the big screen. Their creative vision and attention to detail creates the causes and conditions for this film to capture not only the beauty of the journey but also the essence of my experience.

It is my hope that this movie will touch hearts and inspire a lot of people all over the World, spreading a message of love, compassion, and wisdom.
Therefore, I support this project.
Warm regards,
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Mingyur Rinpoche and Paul McLay
Kathmandu, Nepal, 2023
The Story
The film "Everythingness" follows the incredible journey of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Reincarnate Tibetan Buddhist Lama and meditation Master, as he embarks on a transformative trip through the sacred landscapes of India. Despite holding a high position as the abbot of a monastery and being widely known in the world, he yearned for self-discovery and spiritual awakening, just like the legendary yogi Milarepa from the past.

As Rinpoche escapes the confines of the monastery to embark on a Wandering Retreat, the story weaves together his everyday existence in the outer world and his challenges with moments of introspection. Through the practice of meditation, he discovers a profound sense of balance that sustains him amidst the imperfections of the world. Afraid of unfamiliar terrain and human interaction, Rinpoche spends time at Varanasi train station, maintaining his meditative focus to help his fears.

Disguised as a humble pilgrim, he sets forth into Kushinagar, the sacred site of the Buddha's Parinirvana. Through flashbacks and dreams, we are introduced to significant figures in Buddhist history and timeless teachings that resonate with universal truths. Meanwhile, as Rinpoche's resources dwindle, he experiences the harsh reality of poverty and sustains a life-threatening poisoning from eating leftovers. Following a near-death experience, he discovered the profound wisdom in cultivating compassion, embracing impermanence, and letting go of attachments through his inner exploration.

The Pilgrim's Path of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a testament to the power of resilience and self-discovery, and a reminder that we all have the strength to persevere in the face of adversity.
Where Is The Money Going?
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Pre-production
Pre-building Labor
Story Boarding
Travel Costs
Insurance
Location Scouting
Visas
Accommodation
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Production
Cast & Crew
Equipment Rentals
Meals & Craft Services
Studio Rental
Lodging
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Location
Travel expenses
Studio Rental Fee
Location Permitting
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Vanities
HMU & Costumes Team
Wardrobe, Kits & Rentals
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Production Design
Production Design Team
Art & Props
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Post-production
Editing & Coloring
Special Effects
Motion Graphic
Scoring & Sound Design
Festival Submission Fees
Cast
Sonam Topden, a young Tibetan actor, singer, songwriter, and composer from Manali, India, is based in Nepal and will star as Mingyur Rinpoche in the new film "Everythingness".
  • Sonam Topden starring as Mingyur Rinpoche
Core Team
The team working on the production of the "Everythingness" movie is composed of individuals from various countries and sub-continents. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they share a common appreciation for Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's teachings and their ability to spread love, compassion, and mindfulness throughout the world. Most of the team members are Rinpoche's students, while others are inspired by his significant impact globally.
  • Paul McLay
    Director
    Paul McLay has ancestral roots in the Scottish and Armenian highlands. He has been based in India and Nepal for a long time, where he filmed his last award-winning fiction film called Saffron Heart (2018). This film has been featured and awarded in several international film festivals, including the International Buddhist Film Festival, as well as other festivals in South Korea, India, and Singapore. Besides filmmaking, Paul is also passionate about music and has released four LP albums under the name of ommood.
  • Narendra Mainali
    Directer of Photography
    Narendra Mainali is a cinematographer and documentary photographer, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. An alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus Germany and Asian Film Academy AFA South Korea, he studied Photography at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Denmark.
  • Dan Jamkinsun
    Editor
    Dan Jamkinson, based in India, is an editor with over 15 years of experience. With Paul McLay, he worked on two feature films, including Saffron Heart and numerous music videos.
Choose your Perk
You will get your copy of the final cut of Everythingness.
You will get one of the 100 signed posters of the movie.
You will be one of the first ones to see the final cut of Everythingness before its release.
Your name will appear in the "Special Thanks" section of the Everythingness official credits.
You will be mailed a bound hard copy of the shooting script, signed by our writer and director Paul McLay.
Our Contacts
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about partnerships, sponsorships, or collaboration. We're excited to work with you and see what we can achieve together!
+1 310 7474 069
hello@everythingness.com
EVERYTHINGNESS
Get ready to witness the incredible journey of Mingyur Rinpoche on the big screen! Support the upcoming film and get inspired by his extraordinary story.